This is not a PBL rant, but rather I'm in need of advice. It's the end of my first year, and the med school is pushing my class harder as far as PBLs go. Before the tutor's would make us go through the case, but by the end we'd always have a diagnosis to go to Harrison's with. Now, there's no definitive diagnosis, and we're left with researching all of our differentials...once we even looked up the wrong diagnosis (SCLC instead of NSCLC!) OK, so overcoming all this uncertainty is what will make us good doctors, I can see that. HOWEVER, IT'S VERY TIME CONSUMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does anyone have a quicker way of doing this than going through every single differential? any advice is appreciated.